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, september 25. president obama delivers his fourth address to the united nations in new york today. topics include libya, iran, syria, and north korea. he will have remarks around noon eastern at the clinton global initiative. republican candidate mitt romney will speak first at the event, 9:00 a.m. this morning, live coverage on c-span 2. in the papers, all eyes focused on new york for the united nations gathering. we want to get your take on the united nations and global affairs. you can also send us a tweet. post your comments on facebook. or email us. let's start with the money. the united nations budget for its operations for 2012/2013. the breakdown like this -- let's look at peacekeeping efforts, that is a separate budget. this is all from the united nations web site and global solutions and reuters. the operational budget and the peacekeeping budget -- what you think the u.n.'s role is in global affairs? we will start with today's headlines -- here's the baltimore sun this morning with this headline -- we want to get your take this morning on the role of the un in global affairs. p
. enough already. >> this is a matter maybe for the united nations security council. jennings had his human rights violated. for the nfl to stand up and say the call should stand, we have eyes. it's like i don't want to equate this to ahmadinejad saying in front of the u.n. saying iran's nuclear intentions are peaceful but there's a credibility gap here. >> going to believe me or your lying eyes, right, chris? >> it's a remarkable thing because i think if you look at products that have been developed from a public relations perspective over the last few decades none has been better developed than the nfl and his remark may be apple but it is a remarkable how it's grown into the dominant sport in this country a money making perspective. i just think at some point here they have to say, this is a bad pshg r move and cut a deal. >> let's hope before the weekend. thank you very much. thank you, chris cizilla, see you later, jeff goldberg, thank you very much. joining me in new york, dan senor, senior adviser to the romney campaign. you were watching the game. what do you think? >> watched it wi
of the united nations general assembly. he didn't shift policy there. he didn't say he's moving away from decision to confront iran before it gets a nuclear weapon, rather than a nuclear weapons capability which is what netanyahu nt nenyahu wants him to say i am going to stop iran before they approach having a weapon. he didn't do that. >> bill clinton was onmorning joe" today discussing this very issue. let's play a little bit of that. >> it looked to me like just again frombserng t pdeas reluctant to have one meeting in a u.n. schedule where normally he'll have 15, because of the nearness of the campaign. >> this is the whole questionf whether or not president obama shoulde meeng right now with the lears wre gre henhe world stage. he is not having any meetings at all. was this to avoid having to meet with prime minister netanyahu or president morsi of ypt? >> welt -- >> equally difficult in a political year. better too nothing tn thins se i think it had to do a little bit with morsi, didn't want to be seen -- the campaign didn't want him to be seen as meeting with the lus mim brotherhoo
ready to peek to the united nations. he is convinced that iran is not taking the american vow to get rid of nuclear weapons seriously. israeli leaders suggested if iranian's uranium program continues they may launch an attack. as if the hand of god turned the wheel. calling it a miracle landing in j.f.k. anticipate. a flight descending and the nose gear fail would >> steve: woah. >> gretchen: the plane was 50 feet from the runway the gear looked in place and none of the people were hurt. president regan called him a national security. andy williams died after a year-long battle with bladder cancer. ♪ moon river. ♪ i'm crossing you in style some day . >> gretchen: in our generation you grew up listening to that with your partners. his career spanned eight decade he hosted the andy williams show and spun off in a famous christmas special. he was friends with elvis and bobby cend dend. bobby kennedy once asked him to be a del great. >> i can't do it for you. hoe said why not? because i am a republican. he never knew i was a republican. andy williams 84 years young. >> didn't he surpri
of benjamin netanyahu at the united nations yesterday. take a look. okay, this is ahead of the jewish state. the associated press offering newspapers and websites -- this picture from the israeli prime minister's speech. why would they do that? showing him raising his left arm that is uncomfortably similar to that of adolf hitler. the man was gesturing from behind the podium. keep that in mind. and reuters offered a similar picture. the head of the app anti-defamation league is calling the two photos ugly, disgusting and offensive. the reaction to the united nations speech by prime minister netanyahu, making the case, drawing the redline at iran's nuclear program and using an explosive image. we will see what people are saying on the streets of israel and debate whether this will have any effect on the u.s. election here at home. also, we will be joined by a former coal miner about why she is blaming the epa and their so-called war on cool for his getting fired for him his job. and which candidate has come close to providing the solution he wants to hear. you might be surprised on this coun
mahmoud ahmadinejad lashes out at israel while addressing the united nations today. >> is your utility bill about to go up? pepco wants to jung your rates and some folks aren't too happy -- jump up your rates and some folks aren't too happy about that. >> and right after the break remembering entertainer andy williams. ♪ it's the most wonderful time of the year ♪ >> you got to be old like me to have remembered andy williams' variety show and tonight we remember andy williams. his publicist confirms the iconic entertainer died at the age 84. williams got his first big break on steven allen's tonight show. eventually he did get that tv show of his own it. lasted nine years. guests included tony bennett, ray charles, the osmond brothers. williams continued to perform nearly until the day he died. >>> a contract controversy at pepco, tonight we should know whether workers will vote for or against a labor contract. right now we're learning whether pepco will be allowed to increase its rates for millions of customers. our bruce johnson is live from the public commission service headquart
attended a meeting at the united nations and pledged another $45 million to help the opposition in syria. those rebels who are trying to force out their brutal and bloody leader. it's fox top story and jonathan hunt is in it -- on it live at the united nations tonight. do we have any indication of what those rebels, who are opposing rat jesus' name plan to do with that money? >> well, what we are told by 15 million of the 45 million will go towards communication equipment for the rebels. something that the u.s. has previously funded. the other 30 million, according to secretary of state clinton will go toward humanitarian aid. >> as more parts of syria's control slips from the regime, to the opposition, we're supporting civilian opposition groups as they begin providing essential services. reopening schools, rebuilding homes, and the other necessities of life. >> >> of course, what the opposition really wants is action from the united nations security council. but absent still the support of russia and china, that quite simply, shep, is not going to happen. >> shepard: jonathan, what mor
busy news day. president obama on the world stage at the united nations just wrapping up a speech, and it started and ended with the killing of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. you will recall the ambassador was murdered along with three american colleagues during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. the president praised stevens for his service to his country. he vowed to bring the killers to justice. mr. obama's remarks ending just moments ago carried live on cnn. he also spoke out about all of the religious extremism in the middle east and elsewhere around the world, specifically making mention to that extraordinarily offensive video. have a listen. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video, and i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well, for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that's welcomed people of every race and every faith. we are home to muslims who worship across our c
attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but at different times. the white house insisted it was a scheduling issue, not a snub. no meetings, no handshakes. but today a follow-up phone call that a senior administration official told cnn lasted more than 20 minutes. in a statement released by the white house, the conversation included "a range of security issues," the president reaffirmed his commitment to israel security. and the two leaders were in full agreement on preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. prime minister netanyahu has been pressuring the u.s. to lay down a so-called red line on iran that would prompt military action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white house downplays any friction between the two leade
how to cut corners there. >> live coverage of the united nations. israeli minister benjamin netanyahu speaking right no let's listen in. thank youery much, mr. president. it's aasto se the general assemblyesid by the ambassador fromsrael. it's good tll o ayou distinguished gates. ladies and gentlemen, 0003, years ago king david reigned the jewish state in our eternal capital, jerusalem. i say that to all those who proclaim that the sta has roots in our region. and that it will soon disappear. throughout our history, the jewish people have over come all the tyrants who have sought our destruction. it's their that have been discarded by history. the people of israel live on. we say in hebrew. [ speaking foreignanguag ] and the jewish state will live thewisheived in the land of israel for thousands of years. even after most of our people were exile from it, jews continue to live in the land of israel throughout the ages. and the masses of o people never gave up the dream turng to our laws of history we stor our independence and rebuilt our national life. the jewish people have come hom
. this will be his last time in the podium in the united nations general assembly. he is leaving the presidency of iran. >> steve: she gave us the peace sign and we give half back. >> not only will he be speaking today . but yesterday president obama had spoke. he did come to the podium this is an annual event. one . things he focused on. he didn't say the word terror in regard to libya. but talked about the freedom of speech right we have in this counselry. >> i know some who ask, why don't we ban such a video. the answer is enshrined in our laws . our constitution protects the right to free speech. here in the united states, countless publicications provoke offense. like me, the majorit of the merrence are christian and yet we don't ban blasphemy on our sacred beliefs. as president of our country and commander of chief of our military i accept people call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> steve: if the president continues to talk about freedom of speech we have in this country, that's true. but why the dumb movie? he kept referring to the movie as th
the united nations general assembly later today. a live look for you at the united nations. the leader of the ivory coast speaking right now. the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak in about two hours. western lead verse a history of walking out on his speeches. in a sign of protest. demonstrators are expected outside the u.n. during his address. >>> and disapproval already lobbed in the direction of ahmadinejad. monday, walking out on a session when iran's president began to speak. the two countries are at odds over iran's nuclear program. sara sidner joins us live from jerusalem. what's the reaction there? we were curious. >> reporter: well, carol, what's interesting is, today is a very, very important, perhaps the most sacred of jewish holiday, yom kippur. what's happening today, no newspapers printed. no newspapers deliverrd and we're hearing absolutely nothing from israeli leaders at this point in time. they've kept quiet. probably awaiting to hear what ahmadinejad has to say when he speaks to the unga. i can tell you over the years, a lot of frustration w
is off today. our starting point, tough talk on iran from president obama at the united nations, as iran's leader mahmoud ahmadinejad prepares to take the podium today. he's given fiery speeches before. he will inflame an already heightened tension in the middle east? >>> the battleground votes. new polls show president obama ahead in ohio, florida, and pennsylvania. and in some cases, by double digits. can mitt romney win the presidency without the power of these swing states? >> no. and by the way, check out this incredible video. a tornado touches down, ripping through homes and buildings. it is all caught on camera. >> wow. a busy morning ahead. our guests include michele flournoy, co-chair of the obama campaign nation security advisory committee. tiki barber, former player for the new york giants, rudy giuliani, former new york city mayor, ben cohen, co-founder of ben & jerry's ice cream and singer cyndi lauper. >> it is wednesday, september 26th. "starting point" beginning right now. first we have some news just in to cnn. two american soldiers in afghanistan were killed today in a
. jonathan hunt is at the united nations again today. jonathan, any chance of concrete action from the u.n. on this? >>jonathan: very little from the u.n. itself. on the sidelines of this week's united nations general assembly, there is a meeting going on right now here in new york city of the so-called "friends of syria" group. secretary of state, hillary clinton is at the meeting and she has announced today there will be an extra $45 million sent by the united states to aid the rebels, the so-called nonlethal aid including helping them organize and buying them communications equipment. as for the u.n. itself, this is pressure little action despite the words we have heard continually from almost every speaker in the john assembly podium this week. >> the regime of bashar al-assad must come to an end so the suffering of the syrian people can stop. >> this is a calamity. >> the future for syria is a future without assad. >>jonathan: that future can only be achieved with action from the u.n. that takes security council action as long as russia and china continue to resist that, and it will
issue is here the security of the compound. we know that the british ambassador, the united nations office and the red cross office in benghazi had been attacked recently, prior to the attack and the murder of our wonderful ambassador there. but the equivalent what have it costs to keep one member in afghanistan half a year is the protection we gave the consulate. who is to blame? i think the administration needs to take on board we are not protecting our warriors and our state department. but congress, since 2010, has cut our security funding for our emr embassies by 10 pmpls eric, you have had a lot of debates about cutting the military by sequester over 10 years, five time its longer, the 10% cut in the budget for security overseas is a responsibility of both ends of 1600. >> eric: admiral, are you saying that ambassador stevens and the others were killed because of the security at the compound? >> i think you have to say there is a direct link. but when you are cutting the security, why whereelse aren't we able to fund the measures? but, no. ic another legitimate issue is, how m
. >> kelly: we begin with a fox news alert. new pressure on america's ambassador to the united nations to resign. susan rice facing mounting criticism for statements she made following the deadly attack on the consulate in benghazi, peter king becoming the highest ranking lawmaker to call for her to step down. and congressman king making his case moments ago here on fox news channel. >> if ambassador rice was deliberately misleading the american people and showed a lack of knowledge and sophistication, she shouldn't hold that. the entire administration is wrong and this is the american people, and the world, and she was as spokeswoman, our representative to the world and explaining what happened and virtually everything she said was wrong. >> kelly: with that, we welcome you to a brand new hour of america's election headquarters, i'm kelly wright. >> i'm jamie colby, an interesting new twist to the whole story, congressman king joins a growing list of lawmakers, why ambassador rice initially declared the benghazi attack, a reaction to a protests in cairo over an anti-islam film before
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, but more imrtantly president obama addressing the united nations today and he hit on a lot of topics, iran, talked syria, coemnethe deadly anti-american protests that rippled across the american world. i want to play some of this for you. this is when the president gets personal. he's calling for patience and restraint. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian and yesterday we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i always defend their righ to do so. >> there was some applause afterwards. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin for me outside the u.n. today. it is a very personal approach, jessica, from the presidt, wo't you agree putng himself out there ying what he did? >> reporter: he was explaining to the world, brooke, american values, and u.s. -- the value of the freedom of expression, free speech, and also the american appreciation and protection for the freedom of religion. and so, yes, he did it in a per
is united nations and later in the general assembly the president will go down and deliver a speech. 10:00 a.m.. we have excerpts and he will say there are no words of excusing the killing of innocents and the attacks on the embassy. >> gretchen: ahmadinejad creating havoc in new york city. have you heard of a guy who can hymn here and go to the hotel and go to the un and speech gobbily goop and offensive to most people? so instead of announcing he flashed the peace sign and saying he want to wipe israel off of the map it is now eliminated. it is the same thing. >> brian: this is mitt romney. remember 60 minutes and they sat down half an hour one with scott pel yemitt cross. mitt romney noticed that the president of the united states when he talked about the uprisings in the middle east and killing in libya called it bumps in the road. the governor of massachusetts was aggressive. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah, that was my reaction. we had an bass-- ambassor assassinated and 20,000 people killed in syria. and trouble in pakistan and iran is that m
addressed the united nations. the general assembly there. the president strongly condemning the anti-islamic video that some say caused the unrest in the middle east, but he also says it did not justify the attack on the united states embassy. >> i know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. and the answer is enshrined in our laws. our constitution protects the right to practice free speech. i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. and we must agree, there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> in the last couple of weeks, he pointed out those are probably not the result of a video and were coordinated. he also delivered in his remarks a stern warning to iran over its nuclear ambition. >> let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe there is still time and space to do so. but that time is not unlimited. we respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power. but one of the purposes of the united nations is to see that we harness tha
, one high-ranking republican wants u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice to step down. new york congressman peter king says rice is to be held account aable for her statements on the attack. here's what he told our wolf blitzer. >> i believe this was such a failure of foreign policy message and leadership. such a misstatement of the facts as known at the time and for her to go on all those showers and be misinforming the american people and our allies and countries around the world, to me, somebody has to pay the price first. we have so much things to go wrong and everyveryone forgets t it the next day. an american ambassador who was killed where by all the accumulation of evidence at the time the prezusumption had to b it was terrorism. it is definitivety terrorism, to say it was not terrorism at that time was a, to me, terrible mistake to make, whether it was intentionally or unintentionally and show the significance of that, i believe she should resign, yes. >> the white house is standing by ambassador rice. she said everything she said in that interview was cleared by i
'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> iranian president ahmadinejad addressed the united nations today, but u.s. diplomats were not there to hear him. they boycotted that speech, in part because this is yom kippur the holiest day on the jewish calendar. danielle lee has more on the address that came with a sign of protests. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read liberty and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's nuclear program, but accused the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: the threat by the zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. they fear iran is building a nuclear weapon, and netanyahu has threatened military force. president obama pushed for a peaceful noregotiation. >> we had to make a statement today. the obama administration
. >> yesterdayhe told the united nations general assembly that time is running out and iran could have nuclear weapons soon. we have more from the u.n. >> reporter: secretary of ste hillary clinton's private meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu came after a tense day at the united nations. >> a red line should be drawn right here before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: netanyahu says iran has already completed the first says of -- stage of that process. they could complete the second phase by next summer. that would put it is months or weeks away from finishing its first nuclear bomb, a goal that must be stopped by a military strike if necessary. >> i feel iran will back down. >> reporter: his appeal for the deadline came a day after iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad addressed the u.n. he denies that iran is seeking to build nuclear weapons. the threat of a nuclear iran has been one of the main topics at this week's meeting of the general assembly. and all of that attention is apparently paying off. secretary cli
. >> and ahmadinejad addresses the united nations today. >> israel believes you want to destroy them. you said you want to drive them from the face of the earth. it's a very serious question. >> football fans are still fumes over that botched call. >> the touchdown held around the world. >> some are calling it the worst call in the nfl history since the black eyed peas were asked to sing the super bowl. >> andy williams has died. >>> powerful waves create an intreadble scene in a paddle boat race. >> performance and regulations for self-driving cars. >>> would you say he is frugile or cheap. >> the seahawks were robbed of a win -- actually the packers were robbed. thank you for whoever wrote that. >> allen, you're late. >> i don't care. i had a [ bleep ] night last night. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning" presidential candidates have a busy day ahead in ohio. one of three battleground states where president obama has a lead. >> the poll shows mr. obama now ahead by 9% in florida, in pennsylvania, he has a 12 point lead, and ohio -- look at this, the president leads governor mitt romney by ten points. n
, thanks very much. happening now, an extraordinary moment at the united nations. israel's prime minister literally draws a red line in a dramatic fashion on iran's nuclear program. but will the u.s. do the same? the presidential candidates make simultaneous stops in the same state and even target the same set of voters. plus, the obama campaign combines mitt romney's words with some potentially devastating pictures. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as of today we're just 40 days away until the presidential election. and for the second day in a row both mitt romney and president obama have been campaigning in the same battleground state. this time it's virginia where both men targeted the same group of voters. let's walk over to cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail watching what's going on. another dramatic day. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit
to the united nations, we're going to put foreign policy in the context of course the upcoming election. we'll talk iran and the new dynamics of the middle east with p.j. crowley former assistant secretary of state. and then we're only a little over a week before the first presidential debate so tonight in "the war room," we're going to do some debate prep with republican strategist mark mckinnon and democratic campaign veteran fowler. it will be a great hour for the political junkies out there right here in "the war room." you gotta tune in. >> eliot: we'll beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee our conversation is with you the viewer because we're independent. >>here's how you can connect with "viewpoint with eliot spitzer." >>questions, of course, need to be answered. >>we will not settle for the easy answers. >> eliot: when the only apparent consistency is the does not, well documented well representation of facts, you have a problem which is why mittt romney is shrinking. over the course of this campaign, he's dproan smaller. he and those arou
-west rhetoric today at the united nations. the president of ahmadinejad took the podium at the u.n. general assembly and while his speech was not as fiery as some of those in the past, he still did say his vision of the world's future does not include the united states or israel. listen. >> the koran -- situation of the world better incident of history humanely iran's management of the world and the self-proclaim sensors of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil. >> shepard: just yesterday the iranian president called israel a fake regime that needs to be eliminated. outside the u.n., thousands of nd many jewsallied against the voiced anger that ahmadinejad spoke at the u.n. on yom kippur, the holiest day on the jewish calendar. among them benjamin netanyahu who will address the general ablem-eye assembly tomorrow. on yom kippur eve sacred to the jewish people tyrant chose to call publicly -- those who chose to remain in the auditorium and hear those hateful words. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is with at the united states tonight. his attack on israel. >> yeah, p
as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu drew one before the united nations general assembly to represent the red line he wants for iran to end its nuclear program. iran's ambassador to the u.n. says he won't dignify it with a response. except to deny iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb. but president obama did respond. he and netanyahu spoke today over the telephone. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty joining us from new york. jill, do we know what the president, president obama said to israeli prime minister? >> reporter: well, we do, fred. in fact, they issued this statement and you have to, as you're reading it, say, well, they certainly pulled that back on track because after all, you know, the president didn't meet one personally with the prime minister, and that was interpreted of course as a very cold shoulder. there was worry, though, that this was being exploited as, you know, criticism especially in this campaign as being a rift between the united states, and i should say at least present between president obama and israel so they had this telephone call. i shou
, he was at the united nations. he's been hitting the campaign trail hard. he's been dealing with the fallout from the libya attacks. is he finding enough time to even practice for the debates? >> well, you know, craig, to the extent that the command of the issues will make a difference in these debates, you can say he's getting a lot of on the job training, certainly. but to argue your premise a little bit, the president, as far as we know, is, in fact, practicing for those debates. just yesterday, he spent two hours south of the capital, about a mile from here, the democratic national committee headquarters, where we are told, on deep background, that he was, in fact, practicing on those debates. of course, the person who is the mock mitt romney, if you will, john kerry, senator john kerry of massachusetts, he also battle tested. he had his own experience in these debates in 2004. people forget he had a series of epic debates debating a republican governor of massachusetts who challenged him for his senate seat back in 1996. that was bill welles. so it's going to be intense
-- gave the u.n. just yesterday. shep. >> shepard: jonathan hunt at the united nations. thank you. joint base andrews outside d.c. what you see here is the president of iran's plane a boeing 747 see the iran air there it's parked at the military base while ahmadinejad is here in new york. a spokesman at andrews tells us the parking is free and there is no extra security. same for all heads of state. reporters traveling with president obama on air force 1 report they actually taxied right past that iranian jet on the way to campaign stops today in ohio. and governor mitt romney was in that same state today. both campaigns trying to win over votes with just six weeks to go until election day and ohio is crucial. no republic has ever won the presidency without taking ohio. and today both candidates came out swinging. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. [cheers] and i have got to tell you as i travel around ohio and as i look out on this crowd i don't see a lot of victims. i
to the united nations this could be his last chance to convince that the iranian regime is the greatest threat on the planet. jonathan hunted is there tonight. prime minister of israel said today that there is no doubt at all that the iranians are building a bomb. >> reporter: none whatsoever. in the israeli's prime minister's mind. the world is faced with a fight with what he called modern government and those that would turn us to medieval times. there is no doubt whatsoever that iran is support of global terrorism and then he put a simple and dramatic question to the assembled delegates. >> so i ask you, given this record of iranian aggression without nuclear weapons, just imagine iranian aggression with nuclear weapons. imagine the long-range missiles tipped with nuclear warheads armed with atomic bombs. who among you would feel safe in the middle east? who would be safe in europe? who would be safe in america? >> reporter: so in the eyes of the prime minister, this is not a complex issue at all. the world is faced with a very simple choice. >> shep: we talked about a red line over there.
friday in south dakota. i'm steve handlesman, nbc news, washington. >>> as world leaders at the united nations discuss violence in syria, rebel forces attacked the capital and reported the deadliest day of the civil war there. more than 340 people are reported to have died yesterday in fighting across the country. in damascus a white van exploded outside a military command center. a second bomb went off about ten minutes later inside the compound and gun battle went on for hours. four guards were killed and 14 others injured in that attack. >>> well, now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. a texas fast food restaurant became a house of horrors for one employee. the worker was forced at gun point to empty three cash registers into the masked robber's bag. the early morning robbery ended when the employee was shoved into a freezer and the suspect escaped. police have not made any arrests. >>> a special guest arrived at a hawaiian vacation resort in unique fashion. look at there, after an hour of labor a 12-year-old dolphin gave birth to a female calf l
. their sharpest and most substantive change was on iran. united nations, the president appeared to draw a real line in the sand on anff t bu a nuclear weapon. >> so let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe this is sll time and space to do so. but that time is not limited. make no mistake. a nuclear iran is a challenge that can be containe ut the president's strong words weren't enough to satisfied romney. >> we can look at the record of the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> but one tng oband ro cee , just how much they love president bill clinton now. they tried to one-up each other, in fact, in praising the former president and his, of course, the annual global initiative conference. >> if there's one thi we've learned in this ectio seas, he, itew words from bill clinton can do a lot of good. all i've got to do now is to wait for a couple of days for the bounce to happen. >> president clinton, thank you for your very kind introduction. although i have to admit. illid
." president obama tells world leaders at the united nations they must join the fight against the violent extremism that claimed the lives of four americans in libya while mitt romney outlines his plans to marry free enterprise to foreign aid at the clinton global initiative. paul ryan finds an employee's union he can actually support. starting with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: the president warned iran that while it still had time to demonstrate its nuclear program was peaceful, that time was not unlimited. >> obama: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is
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